OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)

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What is OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)?

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent, persistent obsessions or compulsions. Obsessions are the intrusive ideas, thoughts, or images and compulsions are repetitive and seemingly purposeful behavior generally recognized as senseless.

What is it like to have OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)?

Common symptoms How bad it is What people are taking for it
Fluoxetine, Sertraline, Bupropion
Risperidone, iPod Music, Clonazepam
Trazodone, Quetiapine, Zolpidem
Multivitamins, Naps, Modafinil
Clonazepam, Alprazolam, Lorazepam
No treatments, Cigarettes, Whey Protein Supplement
Ibuprofen, Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Tramadol

What do patients take to treat OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members Perceived effectiveness Overall rating of side effects # of Evaluations

(Psychosexual therapy, Psychiatrist and Psychologist, Integrative Counselling, Licensed Social Worker)

41

(Nuzak, Flunil, Zactin, Nopres)

23

(Gladem, Serdep, Apo-Sertraline, Altruline)

18

(Voxam, Faverin, Dumirox, Movox)

13

(Ran-Citalo, Depramil, Citalec, Co-Citalopram)

7

(Pramatis, Es Pramcit, Loxalate, Esopram)

7

(Anafranil)

7

(Nature's Way 5-HTP, Vitamin Research Products 5-HTP, Optimax 5-HTP, NFS 5 HTP)

2

These charts show data from OCD patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 3,738 patients have this condition
  • 13 new patients joined this month
  • 337 say OCD is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 85
20s 789
30s 898
40s 839
50s 485
60s 165
70+ 25

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

77% Females
23% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 836
20-29 years 209
30-39 years 117
40-49 years 54
50-59 years 10
60-69 years 2
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,660
Not Diagnosed 1,775

These charts show data from OCD patients who have completed their condition history
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